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Wiring sparks Central City house fire

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Very little damage By Lynn Volkens A “water thaw mishap” was the cause of an attic fire at the residence at 207 West First High Street in Central City on Monday morning, January 28, 2013. Central City Fire Chief Gary Allen said the thawing project had caused a... More »

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Gilpin Commissioners deal with controversial issues

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New Commissioner Watson jumps right into the fray By Lynn Volkens Gilpin County Commissioners Buddy Schmalz, Connie McLain and Gail Watson considered an unusual septic system request, dealt with the usual annual renewals and appointments and conducted two work... More »

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Gilpin Men’s Basketball team scores first league win

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Eagles edge Denver Waldorf By George Snyder The Gilpin Men’s team scored their first 5280 League win by edging Denver Waldorf 43-40 in a squeaker last Tuesday at the Gilpin gym. The win, coupled with a 66-30 loss to league powerhouse Community Christian, gave ... More »

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Return to victory for Lady Eagles

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Basketball team overwhelms opponents by Patty Unruh Battle with Community Christian The Gilpin County School varsity girls’ basketball team scored another win at home January 25 against opponent Community Christian. The Lady Eagles shut down the Crusaders 54-1... More »

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Walter Perryman’s wonderful wood carvings

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Surprising exhibit at Gilpin County Public Library By Lynn Volkens Patrons of Gilpin County Public Library (GCPL) know to take a look at the big glass display case in the lobby, just to their left as they come in the main entrance. That’s where GCPL puts the w... More »

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Timberline Directors amend Chief’s working agreement

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Firefighters restricted from talking about department business By Lynn Volkens Timberline Fire Protection District (TFPD) Board of Directors met January 14, 2013 with President Rick Wenzel and Directors Jim Crawford, Kay Johnson, Paul Ondr and Chris Samuelson ... More »

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Lady Eagles basketball round-up

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Gilpin routs Sheridan; gets shut down by Vanguard by Patty Unruh Match with Sheridan The Gilpin Lady Eagles varsity team won handily against their hosts, the Sheridan, Colorado Rams in non-conference play on January 17. The score was 66-41, leaving Gilpin with... More »

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Trudie Dunbar remembered…

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May 2, 1925 – January 9, 2013 Trudie Dunbar, well know resident of Central City, died peacefully Wednesday, January 9th, after losing a lengthy battle with lung cancer. She was in residence at the Life Care Center of Evergreen at the time of her passing. She w... More »